Club Drugs MDMA & Ecstasy: What Is Molly?
What is Molly? The club drug Molly is basically the powder (crystal) form of MDMA, the same chemical that’s used in Ecstasy. Molly, which is short for molecule, is pure MDMA, unlike Ecstasy, which usually is a combination of other ingredients, such as methamphetamine (Meth) and caffeine. It’s been gaining fast popularity among young adults and drug addicts alike.
What is Molly? MDMA Ecstasy
Many parents are questioning "what is Molly?" The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has labeled MDMA as a Schedule I controlled substance, which simply means it has a high potential for being abused and/or becoming addicted to. This also means that MDMA has no accepted use in any form of medical treatment. MDMA symptoms and effects may cause confusion, anxiety, depression, paranoia, sleep issues, and even drug cravings. The drug also has been known to cause muscle tension, tremors, involuntary teeth clenching, muscle cramps and twitching, nausea, faintness, chills, sweating, and blurred vision. “High doses of MDMA can interfere with the ability to regulate body temperature, resulting in a sharp increase in body temperature (hyperthermia), leading to liver, kidney and cardiovascular failure. Severe dehydration can result from the combination of the drug’s effects and the crowded and hot conditions in which the drug is often taken,” the DEA reports. Club drug Molly can be extremely dangerous and parents and the community need to be aware of this substance so that they can take the necessary measures to help prevent further drug abuse.
What Is Molly Abuse?
It’s no secret that rock concerts and music festivals are a hot place for drug use. This year SunFest had its fair share of drug users too. One man was even arrested for allegedly screaming that he was on a mission from God to kill people. He later blamed it on the LSD pills he took. It’s important for parents, concert goers, community leaders, and even addicts/alcoholics in recovery to be aware of the drug trends at concerts so that they can help prevent further use at these public places. If we say nothing when we see this behavior, what we are saying is that it’s acceptable to use drugs at concerts when it’s not. It takes a community to help protect our loved ones from the dangers of violence and criminal activities. It also takes a community to help prevent drug abuse and help save lives from the effects of drug addiction.
What Is Molly Withdrawal? Signs & Symptoms
De-personalization, change in his or her perception of self and his or her place in the world
De-realization, is an alteration in the perception or experience of the external world so that it seems unreal.
Dilated pupils &/or blurred vision
Rapid involuntary eye movements and jittering
Jaw-clenching &/or grinding of the teeth
Increased perspiration and sweating
Agitation and aggression
Rhabdomyolysis, muscle fibers are broken down; a protein called myoglobin is released into the bloodstream. It is then filtered out of the body by the kidneys.
Hyponatremia, is an electrolyte disturbance in which the sodium ion concentration in the serum is lower than normal.
WARNING: If you or someone you know is experiencing any withdrawal symptoms or is having an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
Molly: Club Drug
New kind of drug, same old idea; getting high is getting high no matter what you call it. Generation after generation have tried new and different ways to use, abuse, and get high on whatever they can make, create, or find. Drugs, unfortunately, trend just about as much as fashion does. We may never completely eradicate drug use at clubs, parties, or concerts but it’s our job as a community to educate ourselves and others so that we can prevent future or further use of Molly, or any other drug that hits the streets. This is where ignorance is not bliss, and what you don’t know will kill you! If you find yourself on Google searching "What is Molly?" because you think a loved one may be affeced, we hope you contact us today!
Written By: Watershed Ashling